Terry Freedman, BA (Hons), MA (Econ Ed), PGCE, MBCS, FRSA, ANCUP
My work as an independent consultant, writer and trainer is based on a career spent in education.
As a trainer, I’m accredited by the UK's National STEM Learning Centre:
The last post I had before becoming independent was leading and managing the e-education service for a local authority, and was based on a varied career spent working as an advisor, head of department and teacher of ICT and computing.
I write (I have been a freelance writer since 1989), I train, I speak.
I am known as an independent thoughtful voice in the educational ICT and Computing community.
I publish two websites and two newsletters. These are, respectively:
ICT & Computing in Education www.ictineducation.org
Digital Education www.ictineducation.org/newsletter
Writer's Know-how www.writersknowhow.org
Terry Freedman’s Books Bulletin https://www.writersknowhow.org/newsletters
Independent consultant at Terry Freedman Ltd, 2004-present
The briefs I have been offered and have accepted include:
training teachers in the assessment of Computing and ICT
writing for education magazines, school blogs and company blogs
advising on use of education technology in schools
training teachers in, eg, how to assess students in computing, and the new Computing Programme of Study
Framework for ICT Support consultant: I advised schools on how to implement good technical support systems for their education technology, having been trained and certificated to do so.
keynote speaking, e.g. at the International ICT Conference in Singapore,
assessing schools for the ICT Mark
assessing schools for the proficiency of their ICT technical support, as Framework for ICT Support Assessor.
Head of E-Education, Tower Hamlets, 2002-2004
Role included being i/c teams of advisors, school technical support, London Grid for Learning implementation, representing Education on e-Government committee.
Principal Officer for ICT, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 2001-2002
Role included project management for development of Key Stage 3 on-screen test in ICT, liaising with three companies, other curriculum colleagues, and assessment team.
ICT Advisor, Newham, 1998-2001
Role included advice to teachers on using ICT in the classroom, with special responsibility for secondary schools. Organising of training days. In-school training.
Other posts held, 1975 -1998
Head of department, Economics
Member of Permanent Unattached Team, Newham
Head of Business Studies and ICT
Head of ICT
Part-time teaching posts held
Economics ‘A’ Level, evenings
Economics GCSE, evenings
Economics GCSE, HMP Wormwood Scrubs
Computing GCSE, evenings
Understanding the British Economy (a course I devised), evenings
Member of the British Computer Society
Member of The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (Committee member)
Associate Member of the National Conference of University Professors
Fellow of Mirandanet
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Member of the Society of Authors (Committee Member of the Educational Writers’ Group)
Forthcoming: a chapter in What the Research Says, to be published by IoE Press
Education Conferences: How to get the most out of education conferences
Every Child Matters: what it means for the ICT teacher
plus several other books
Regular contributor of articles to Teach Secondary magazine, Technology & Learning USA, and Secondary Education, plus contributions to other periodicals e.g. Teach Primary, Technology & Learning UK, and others.
Please see https://www.ictineducation.org/writing/ for a comprehensive list of publications.
MA (Econ Ed) — specialising in adult education
Please see my Linkedin profile for a more comprehensive resumé: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terryfreedman/